With the holidays upon us, it’s important to remember that, amid all the hustle and bustle and exchanging of presents and elaborate dinner parties, you also have to take some time out for yourself. Of course, the spirit of giving is alive and flourishing, and that feeling of bringing joy to other people is unlike any other. But still, it’s wise to take a few moments to yourself so you don’t run yourself ragged or you’ll quickly find yourself unable to enjoy even the act of giving. For this reason, we pulled together our top four favorite ways to take care of yourself, many of which you can be down without even leaving your very own rental near Carteret, NJ.

Exercise Regularly

We get it. The holiday season, while magical and wonderful in its own right, is also rife with stress and busy schedules. And sure, you may not think you have any time to squeeze in a workout between all the planning, errands, and baking, but even a quick 20-minute workout a few times a week can make a world of difference. Exercise is shown to counter the effects of anxiety, and it is directly responsible for easing stress and elevating your mood regulators. The best part is: You don’t even need to go to a gym. Just pop outside for a brisk walk or run, or even fire up your favorite holiday mix and throw yourself a dance party for one. (We won’t judge … though you may want to draw your blinds.) Just as long as you’re doing something.

Sleep tight.

Again, we know that schedules are tight and there’s a lot to do, but try your best to maintain regular and full sleeping habits. Lack of sleep has a quick and direct impact on your health so, though you may think yourself a superhero, fitting a million things into your days on minimal sleep and an IV-drip of coffee, you’ll regret it later when even the slightest of colds takes over your body and you’re laid up in bed for the best parts of the season: the gatherings. Make your rental near Carteret, NJ, a haven for solid slumber by drawing the curtains and getting your rest.

Make healthy choices.

Being out and about so often, it typically seems a lot easier to just zip through the nearest drive-through and order up something quick and convenient … calorie count be damned. But this is already a season of indulgence, so save the splurges for the worthwhile platters of food you’re bound to be faced with at various holiday gatherings.

Treat yourself.

Yes, yes, ‘tis the season to give to others. But there’s no reason you can’t do a little something for yourself. We’re not saying to go all out and buy yourself something lavish and over the top. It could be something as simple as taking an afternoon to yourself and pushing all those stressors to the side, allowing you to just be in the moment. You could go to the movies, enjoy a spa treatment, or just catch up on your favorite Netflix series. Whatever it is, just submit to it and know that anything still on your to-do list can wait.


Self-care is important all year round, but it can be exceptionally necessary around the holidays. And it all starts right at your rental near Carteret, NJ.